September 1, 2015

Supreme Court's Key Jurisdictional Question in Manning v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.

September 1, 2015

Ziliak Law  Associate Matthew Tobin wrote an article for Law360 on the Supreme Court's key jurisdiction question in Manning. Below is an excerpt; the full article is on Law360's website, which is behind a paywall.

Law360, New York (September 1, 2015, 10:55 AM ET) -- To resolve a long-standing circuit split over the scope of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission jurisdiction, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted writ of certiorari in Manning v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. Merrill contends that federal courts have jurisdiction over the case under Section 27 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“the Exchange Act”) because Manning’s state-level causes of action allege violations of the SEC’s Regulation SHO.

The circuit courts are divided on whether federal jurisdiction can be grounded in the first [Read More...]


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